Yesterday, the boys and I met up with some of our favorites (Riya, Sarah Cupcakes, Cara, Rowan & Rhyno) for our very first Color Run in Chicago! Along with 16,994 other runners, we schlepped downtown and despite a parking snafu for the Guff crew, we managed to head to the race just in time.
An us-ie pre-race – thanks to Cara for most of these pictures AND for the stealthy selfie cam
Jack smiling – not quite sure what to expect. Also looking like Ditka.
Charlie is sparkled glasses, awaiting the fun!
We’re SO HAPPY!
We hopped in under the pink and started to make our way down the colorful beaten path.
The eerie grey clouds seemed to follow us, but couldn’t put a damper on our colorful day.
Charlie & Cara, getting quality pictures pre-rain!
Yes, we are through part of the race already and Charlie is covered. We are not. Don’t judge.
Jack looking fly. Before the rain soaked him like a drowned rat and he surrendered to me pushing him in the stroller.
Charlie, taking it all in, encouraging us to actually RUN the Color Run
Soaked and Sparkled
He’s over it…
We did it!
Overall, we had a blast! Despite the rain and parking issue, it was a GREAT morning and the boys are stoked to go again (even Jack). I’m sure we have enough glitter to last us until the next one…
Have you ever run the Color Run? What was your experience?
Maria @ A Savings WOW! says
I’m glad you had a blast! My daughter and I were supposed to run our first 5K yesterday and they ended up cancelling it when we were on the starting line because of lightning strikes right before the rain poured down on us. Maybe we will try the Color Run next year!